Fleet average age for local service buses England 2005-2018

This statistic depicts the average age, in years, of local buses used as public service vehicles in England, from the financial year 2005/06 to 2017/18. The average age of buses stayed relatively stable over the years. In 2017/18, the average age of a local service bus in England was 7.7 years.

Average age of local service bus fleet in England from 2005/06 to 2017/18

Average age in years
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Release date

January 2019


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2018

Supplementary notes

Vehicles are assigned to areas based on the main area of operation of the operator to which they belong.
This table covers all operators who run local bus services, including those who also do non-local work (e.g. private hire, school contracts). Operators who do solely non-local work are excluded.

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